the magic of direct invites
And you didnt even mention that those were only bo1 games
bruh they were rank 301 because they hadn't played a single game, and they got to rank 20 because they were 3-4th in the event which isn't too bad considering the event is considered tier 1 by HLTV.
because its on LAN and other teams ranked highly so their losses pretty much mean nothing. mousesports were ranked #51 after beating fnatic (#15) 2-0 and losing to vitality (#10) 1-2 online. imo they would've been something like #40-50 had it been online
I support, it is very strange, because now the clown 9 is nothing
Of the 9 events C9 has attended this year, 7 were S-Tier (Tier 1) and 2 were A-Tier (Tier 2). This means they obviously will rank higher than B or C class teams which dominate the vast majority of the numbers they just skipped.
To top that off, they were just shy of the playoffs in the last major (despite not qualifying for the next one - due to disqualification of roster changes). Putting 4 new players from diff orgs, which range from an inactive NRG player to Movistar Riders to free agents makes it near impossible to gauge their skil level. They're not just a rebranded team like most teams bouncing around. This is a literal mix of 5 random players from diff orgs into one. They had no choice but to start them off at the back of the rankings because gauging their initial value, statistically, was almost impossible.
Now, as many predicted prior to BLAST, the smoke has settled. Even if they went 0-5, they would have still climbed a significant jump - due to the team still competing at top tier tourneys (whether you agree with BLAST or not - it's still tier 1, technically).
ence -> a fluke -> #2 in the rankings XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
they will be out of top10 soon and I'm glad. C9 will gladly replace them there.
And that's a fact
hltv rankings are really flawed, I don't get why analysts reference them so often, it's ridiculous
New Roster will be
Ez top1 in 2020. Y'all ain't ready for this c9
Name a team in Georgia.
Don't even deserve to be in the top thirty.